Introduction to Photoshop ® Digital Art Lessons: KinderArt
INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP
Written by: Greg Orduyan and Richard Tongol
[Greg and Richard are from Digital Monkey School]
Age: 8 (and up)
Students will learn to learn how to work with Photoshop® to create a simple tree. Layers, backgrounds, and more will be covered in this step-by-step tutorial.
Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
The Paint Tool
This is the paint tool. The tools that we will use are the pencil tool and the brush tool. The pencil tool is good for making sharp solid strokes while the brush tool's softness can be adjusted. You can also use right click to change the brush or pencil size and tip. With the brush you can adjust the softness. You can also quickly change the brush or pencil size with the [ and ] keys on the keyboard. This shortcut also works with the eraser tool.
With the tree bark layer selected (1), click on the foreground color swatch (2) and choose a brown color to paint in the trunk. (3),(4)
Now use the paint tool to color the trunk of the tree.
If you accidentally color over the line you can use the eraser tool. You can also right click to change the eraser's brush size and softness like the brush/pencil tool and use the [ and ] keys to change the size of it.
(Note: Using "ctrl+z" and "ctrl+alt+z"
Also in Photoshop you can use press and hold "ctrl" and "z: to undo the last step you did. If you want to undo more than one action you can hold "ctrl + alt" and then press "z" to undo multiple actions.)
From here, create another layer just like we did with the trunk, and then, color in the leaves.
Wait! There's much more to this lesson...
Go to the Next Page where we will
use layer Groups to organize our layers.
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